GPM overpass of Hurricane Fiona on Sept. 23, 2022.
After leaving the Caribbean, Hurricane Fiona became both the strongest and the first major hurricane of the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season as it made its way northward through the western Atlantic. Fiona began as an African easterly wave that moved across the tropical Atlantic in the direction of the Caribbean. While still about 800 miles east of the Leeward Isles, this wave organized into a tropical depression on Sept.14th. Later that same day, the depression strengthened and became Tropical Storm Fiona. Fiona remained a moderate tropical storm as it passed through the Leeward Isles on the

GPM Observes Tropical Storm Gaston's Development

Tropical storm Gaston became the 7th named tropical storm in the Atlantic Ocean after forming southwest of the Cape Verde Islands on Monday evening August 22, 2016. Gaston's development followed closely behind tropical storm Fiona that formed in the same area southwest of the Cape Verde Islands on August 17, 2016. Fiona is now fading quickly in the Atlantic Ocean southwest of Bermuda. Tropical storm Gaston is predicted by the National Hurricane Center (NHC) to intensify and become a hurricane on August 24, 2016. Gaston is expected to move into the center of the Atlantic Ocean well east of